Media Panic 2015: CNN mistakes sex toys for ISIS

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by vrDrew, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    NY Magazine has the story:


    I'm not sure what this tells us. Other than the fact that (most) Americans don't really get British humor. That there is a long tradition in the gay community of adopting hurtful words; names and symbols as an expression of pride and defiance. The fact that there doesn't seem to be a lot of critical thinking going on in our 24/7 cable newsrooms. Or the fact that fourteen years after 9/11 - nobody in the newsroom of one of America's most prominent cable news networks has the faintest idea what Arabic script looks like - never mind being able to read it.

    Somebody in that organization should have thought a little more before putting this story on the air.

    But I'm glad they did. Because it made me laugh.
  2. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    Nothing beats this idiotic CNN anchor wondering if the flyby of a near-Earth asteroid is the result of global warming.


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